Paul Wietig, director of curriculum and staff development, Tuesday told the Amherst Central School Board that a recent survey identified binge drinking, sexuality issues and riding in a car with a driver who has been drinking as the three most prevalent at-risk behaviors in the district.
The survey, conducted in May, polled students in living in Amherst, including those in the Amherst Central Schools, Williamsville Central Schools and Sweet Home Schools.
Amherst Central students generally were comparable with students in the other two districts, Wietig said. The two biggest differences separating Amherst Central students were a higher parental divorce rate and a higher rate of substance abuse among 12th-graders.
The results of the survey were very similar to those of surveys done in 1989 and 1990, he said.